Thursday, August 6, 2009

More Family Fun

Not much knitting content today, I'm afraid, so if you're nonplussed by pictures of young-uns in various stages of cuteness, mosey along, come back some other time. Not that there's no knitting being done chez Dear. Nay nay, fear not, gentle reader. There is knitting a-plenty. It's just that - wouldn't you know it? - knitting a cardigan takes time, and progress is slow. At least that's what I think now. I'm pretty sure at one point I'll look down and I'll have passed that magical point where the work just flies off the needles.

Nope, what I've got for you today are some of the promised pictures of the last few days of my vacation and Emilie's birthday party. My little girl turned 5 on Monday.

FIVE years old. For those of you who think that's really young, let me tell you: five may be young, but it's also BIG, you know? Kindergarten looms (I'm not ready, I'm not ready, I'm not ready), and she's changing so fast. She's been speaking English every night this week (my kids' mother tongue is French), doing things she's never done before (like take a shower and wash her hair - By Herself!) all because, well DUH!, she's FIVE! Crazy unbelievable. How did this happen? Where was I?

As I mentioned on Sunday morning, right after the party, we drove to Quebec city and spent the night there, then got up bright and early the next day to visit the Aquarium du Québec. It was nice, and a good day, but it's a lot smaller than I thought it would be! I definitely enjoyed Quebec city though, I hadn't been in forever and I really want to go back, next time without the kids, wink wink....Sadly, Tuesday I had to go back to work, but Phil has had the week off with the kids, and they've had loads of fun. They went to the Granby Zoo yesterday (with Phil's brother and my sister-in-law) and got acquainted with a baby goat. Elephants? Giraffes? Pish posh. Give these kids some domesticated farm animals, and they're good to go.

Hmmm... maybe I'll consider taking them to another fiber festival. You know. Someday.

Happy Knitting Everyone! I'm off to make sweet romance with a lovely lady named Amelia.


Ali P said...

I like goats.

Sinéad said...

Lovely photos, and the cake looked yum! (Any leftover??)
hope Émilie had a great birthday and enjoyed the week off with her Dad.

Alrischa said...

Nothing beats baby goats for cuteness, though, you have to admit. Ü

Knit and Purl Mama said...

I like Grandby Zoo. We went last year. This year we're going to Marineland.

HAPPY 5th Birthday!! She's so big! Hope kindergarten goes smoothly for her.

Anonymous said...

Happy (belated) birthday Emilie!